LITURGÍA | CHRIS HINOJOSA
16th – 18th July | 12pm – 5pm
We are excited to be able to open Liturgía to the public between Thursday 16th – Saturday the 18th of July.
Liturgía is the culmination of work by artist in residence Chris Hinojosa as part of our We Only Want the Earth 2020 programme. The work takes its point of departure from the ever rising death toll of trans women of color worldwide. Statistics show that in 2019 there were around 400 reported murder cases in the US, Hinojosa’s home state of Texas making up about 33 of those cases, all of which were persons of color.
Liturgía plunges us into a world of new mythologies, drawing comparisons between the Catholic martyrdom of saints, and the real tangible bodies of those whom we have lost in the trans community. Operating in the liminal space between death and rebirth, searching for retribution and acknowledging these new canonized saints of self-becoming, Hinojosa invites us into a fantasy realm of beatific vision and grief. Slipping between autobiography and fiction, relationships between trauma, desire, and myth are given form. The voice materialises through the light chantilly curtains, then disappears into thin air. From relics growing crystals and pearl, sensuous but ethereal, cloaked in skin-like raiments, the martyr emerges.
Liturgía invites audiences to partake in dialogues around trans identities, trauma, and insists in performance as a method for centering, archiving and transmitting repressed histories.
We look forward to welcoming you to the gallery to experience the works in person.
Chris Hinojosa will also be available to meet with visitors and answer any questions you may have about the work.
Gallery visits are 25 minutes long and by appointment only, with one booking at a time of up to 3 friends.
What you should know before your visit:
- A sanitization station will be available at the front desk. We will ask you to sanitize your hands when you arrive.
- We will ask you to wear a mask indoors. Please bring along your own if possible. If you do not have a mask, you may purchase one at the front desk for €3. You will not be allowed entry to the gallery without a mask.
- We will ask you to leave large bags and belongings at the front door.
- We will ask for names and contact information of everyone in your group for contact tracing purposes. This information will remain confidential and will be deleted after 30 days.
- Exhibition viewings are by appointment only with one booking at a time. You may have up to 3 people in your group only.
- Viewings will be up to 25 mins.
Please select a date and time from the drop menus.
Please ensure to arrive on time. To ensure the health and safety of all visitors and to maintain social distancing, we will not be able to accommodate additional time if you are late.
CONTENT WARNING: assault, murder, violence, trans-misogyny
The Liturgía film work contains references to and depictions which may be triggering for some viewers. Please keep this in mind when making your decision to visit. If at any point you feel uncomfortable, you can take a break in our garden or at the front desk.
This event will take place in our gallery which is wheelchair accessible.
The gallery is approx 5m walk from the front door.
There is a garden with benches and stools adjacent to the gallery for breaks if needed.
We will have If you require more comfortable seating please let us know and we can let you know what additional options we have available.
Our bathrooms are gender neutral
Our bathrooms are not wheelchair accessible. They are located on the first floor via a flight of stairs (approx 22 steps) so may also be inaccessible for people with movement impairments.